Bentley Restaurant + Bar

4.5
398 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
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Bentley Restaurant & Bar, in Sydney, is a culinary treasure prized for its contemporary and inspired menu, served in its relaxing and rustic eatery. The house-cured wagyu tri tip served with bread and pickles and the anchovies with cured apple and fried bread make delicious and sharable starter options. Some of Bentley Restaurant & Bar's specialty entrŽes include the kurobuta pork loin with macadamia nuts and tangy umeboshi, the swordfish with pickled mussels and kelp butter and the vegetarian beet root with black rice, blackberry and purple kale, all of which are incredibly fresh and delicately seasoned. A multi-course meal served on Saturdays is also popular.

For a sweet and whimsical end to your dining experience at Bentley Restaurant & Bar, enjoy the bright lemon myrtle ice cream with rhubarb and goat's curd or the decadent whipped langres cheese with sherry caramel and macadamia nuts.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(02) 8214 0505
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Brent Savage
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Private Party Facilities
The Bentley features a beautiful private dining area where we can cater for up to 70 guests. Fully equipped with an AV system, a digital projector is available at all times to ensure any presentations look their best. Access to a specially catered menu is also available, as well as wines tailored to your meal.
For bigger functions, the entire restaurant floor can be booked where we can cater for up to 100 guests seated, or 150 standing for cocktail functions.
Our chefs ensure that all our functions are treated with the same care and attention to detail as our casual diners with set-menu choices for large groups and functions reflecting seasonal choices and the best of what the Bentley has to offer.
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Private Party Contact
info@thebentley.com.au: (02) 8214 0505
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Catering
We can cater external functions for both corporate and special events for up to 1000 people.
For further information please call us on (02) 8214 0505 or email info@thebentley.com.au
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Cross street
O'Connell Street
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Parking Details
Parking stations on Pitt Street
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Public Transit
Martin Place, Wynyard, Buses
Circular Quay 400m
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Special Events & Promotions
Bentley has Private Dining that can cater up to 70 guests, & the restaurant is also available for exclusive use.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was the best place we’ve eaten in a long time!

OT
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were wowed by this experience. Absolutely fantastic all round. Food was so full of unexpected flavours. Premium wine matching exceptional.!

OT
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Not my favourite degustation menu, too many seafood dishes. $400 for dinner and some drinks. I was expected to be wowed. The desserts were a real let down. I felt sick after the meal.

OT
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

For us it was a once visit. IA bit over the top for me. Expensive and not generous.

OT
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We attended the Massena Wine Dinner at the Bentley and had a brilliant time. The winemaker spoke about the wines, then we enjoyed a selection of Massena's wines with a four course meal. It was amazing food (and they catered beautifully for vegetarians) and great wine.

OT
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We went to the Massena Wine Dinner at the Bentley Restaurant. The food was quite good and was well suited to the paired wines. The food flavours and the wines certainly complimented each other.
A down side to the evening: the staff had to be asked each and every time for a top up of wine. There were plenty of open bottles one third to a half full sitting on the table that were not being poured. A cynic might say this was deliberate for an end of the evening staff drink.

OT
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant - ideal for special occasions or Roma tic dinners. Food presentation was of a very high standard. Only criticism was my beef had some gristle in it which was disappointing. Otherwise a great meal

OT
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent, creative food. We (couple for lunch) had oysters, bread, marron, wagyu & smoked pork, pumpkin sorbet & ??; wines by the glass - fizz, white, red & desert; coffee. All good choices.
Oysters were are the smalll side. Wines should be 150ml not 120.

DR
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great service (Thank you Sally) Tremendous food with Kingfish, Calamari, Wagyu and Pork. Beautiful Barbera D'Alba. dom

OT
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were given a gift certificate for Bentley for Christmas and finally on a trip to Sydney we had a chance to use it. The fresh bread and black sesame butter was to die for as was the Olive Oil Icecream with pineapple beer. The atmosphere is very broody and the service excellent. A perfect venue for a very special occassion as the main meal costs were a little higher than we are used to. The food tasted devine. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

OT
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have dined at Bentley several times and as always the service and ambience in the restaurant were perfect. However I didn't feel the food was as good as I have had in my past visits. This was disappointing as I organised the venue with three of my friends and had highly recommended it.

OT
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall had a good experience. Food and drinks were fantastic. However 2 issues bothered me which is what prompted this review.

I did the 8 course degustation for 5 people. For last two courses (desserts) we were given 4 desserts to share among 5 people. This seemed quite stingy considering I paid $165 PER PERSON for the degustation so I would expect everyone would get the same amount of food. Was this an oversight or bad menu design? Also my dad’s birthday went unacknowledge despite notice

OT
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

High quality food & wine but some parts of the table service could be improved (lacked some finesse and rushed); sommelier was very good.

OT
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A very good tasting menu with organic wines

JL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal I've had in Sydney - we went with the 7 course tasting menu which was absolutely amazing. Great variety and perfect sized portions, wagyu shoulder was a standout. Dessert wasn't as good as the rest of the meal however was still delicious! Friendly and attentive staff too. A wonderful experience.

OT
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my wife there for our anniversary lunch really enjoy the food 5 star and service was outstanding.

OT
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Tasting Menu. Very good value. Great, attentive staff. Exceptional wine list with some good value for money options.

OT
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bentley food has stepped up another level and is now superb (up from excellent). The dishes are well worked by a chef rather than a cook. Service is efficient and unobtrusive. The lunch time 3 courses for $75 is outstanding value for food of this quality. Nick Hildebrandts wine list is extensive and eclectic, with some outstanding wines ( a range of DRC) and great value wines. I have been a diner since the Surry Hills days and these guys just keep on getting better. Highly recommended

OT
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

The staff were wandering around aimlessly and did not check in on us at all unless we asked them to. This is unusual for a restaurant of this calibre. It took about 30 mins for our first drinks to arrive.

OT
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was really great. We did wait for our paired wine and only received it after the first dish, but other than that the food was amazing!

OT
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was exceptional as was the service.
Felt slightly rushed as at an early sitting

OT
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food.unbeleivable expierence to taste what great flavour and food insights can be delivered on a plate.
The service was at the standard expected of a top 2 hat restsurant. The wait staff were knowledgable and helpful in describing the 8 course degustation.

OT
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sensational night of wining and dining, celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday. From entry to bar and selecting table, the service was exceptional and wine recommendation was spot on. Vegetarian and omnivore choices could not be faulted. A definite revisit for next special occasion

W
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful degustation including separate vegetarian selection. Great wine list

OT
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful interiors, good service and delicious meals. Fresh, warm bread with sesame butter was a lovely way to start a flavorsome lunch.

OT
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is a do yourself a favour place to visit. Such interesting dishes that are beautifully flavour packed. The quality and finess will not disappoint.

OT
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, my favourite when entertaining clients in Sydney. Service and food both top notch, always a very special experience

RC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Far to much noise interference from the bar, too casual,& too dark to be considered fine dining.
Complicated & unusual sauces spoilt what was otherwise good food.

OT
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food paired with an equally great service. I’ve heard so much about Bentley and had high expectations which was met when I had dinner last night with my family!

Everyone enjoyed every bite and loved the place

OT
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food fantastic ,only 1 criticism for a top dining establishment was sadly no one to greet when we entered walked around lost for 3:4 min finally greeted by some one .cocktails also fanatic service good .

B
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Overrated! Ambience a tad too industrial and much too dark to appreciate what's on the plate.
The bread roll at $4 with insipid house butter was a total disappointment, one could enjoy a roll from a Vietnamese bakery much more. Better to take it out of the menu.
Service was excellent though. Wine selection was also excellent.

n
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service is as wonderful as the food, hard to find better in Sydney

AR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu on a Sat night with matching wines. Didn't order the 8 course as it looked like you had to choose food options which we didn't feel like doing, but later realised (after seeing a nearby table) that you get everything on the menu! Will be doing that next time.
Knowledgeable sommelier, got to try to old world wines I wouldn't have normally chosen, attentive wait staff. Good cocktails to start. Small range of nice boutique beers. Enjoyed the night :-)

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chef has an awesome approach

OT
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and wonderful food combinations I would highly recommend this restaurant, one minor annoyance was the bench seat in the window we were sitting in, was too low and rather uncomfortable.
Also a little annoying to pay a credit card surcharge when you have just paid a bill of $500 and given a $70 tip! For two people!!

OT
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 year anniversary

OT
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The waitstaff where extremely professional and knowledgable. The food was an absolute experience and I feel lucky to have experienced such exquisite fine dining once again. We left with memories we will share with our family and friends.

OT
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and attentive service and a incredibly extensive wine list

OT
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

While I advised the waitress I was Gluten Free, I believe that something I ate had gluten in it - when I see the results today. Also, the waitress had strong breath.

OT
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we tried the 5 course tasting menu with matching wines.
the staff were extremely formative with the wines and food as each course was served.
we advised that we had 1 Gluten free guest and the dishes were adjusted as required without any fuss not change.
we advised we had a concert at 8pm and they kept that in mind and had us out of the restaurant by 7.50 which gave us just the right amount of time without rushing.

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